Water stress can cause early heading in some plant species. ‘Super Dwarf’ rice was grown in hydroponic culture and soilless media to determine if a slight water stress, caused by the soilless media, would cause earlier heading.
Pinnock, Derek R. and Bugbee, Bruce, "Hydroponic vs. Soilless Media: Interaction with Plant Density" (2000). Hydroponics/Soilless Media. Paper 3.